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robert chiavarini

05:54AM | 10/04/02
Member Since: 10/03/02
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Hi;
I am looking at a house in Portland OR, built in 1994,that prior to closing, was discovered to have L-P Siding. The inspector found early stages of moisture damage in a couple of areas. One solution offered was to put Hardie board over the L-P Siding. I have been told by one that the L-P siding needs to be taken off prior to installing the Hardie Board. The contractor says that to cover it is okay. Does anyone have any experience with this? Help!
Thanks
Bob C

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04:25PM | 10/10/02
I for one never like the idea of putting new over old!!! I don't think that the warrantee would be valid on the Hardiboard if it is put over old substrate. You also have the extra thickness to deal with at door and window openings.
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